23 February 1995
Show More Edward Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vols I-VI edited by David Womersley.
Allen Lane, 1114 pp., £75, November 1994, 0 7139 9124 0Show More
“... that, of the two, Bury now seems the more remote figure. A sternly scientific historian, he looked on Gibbon as ‘still our master, above and beyond “date”’, unlike David Hume and William Robertson, who had become classics and were no longer read. Because Gibbon was still a contemporary and an authority, he was not ‘out of date’, and should be consulted and corrected by the historian of ...”